Everyone has already heard for certain about the emerging professional figure of the EU Project Manager, especially those who landed in the European capital of Brussels. Is it your dream to deal with European Policies?
Funding Projects are your cup of tea? You should definitely dare to learn how to turn your passion into work! The EU project manager is a job profile that can be found within the EU Institutions, Consultancies, NGOs and Think-Tanks.
Project Managers are change agents: they use their negotiation expertise, analytical and research skills to inspire a sense of shared purpose within the project team. But it is not enough: good personal abilities should be backed by deep knowledge of technical terms and notions in order to succeed in the monitoring of EU policies and funding programmes, identification of calls for proposals and drafting of EU projects. Furthermore, EU project managers should have very good communication and interaction skills since they have to constantly take care and enlarge their network of contacts to be able to define the best projects consortia. Then, they are in charge of activities in the field of financial management, quality assessment, and management, reporting, communication campaigns and organization of events.
Project Cycle Management, EU project, and procurement procedures are milestones for this profession. Do you want to learn more about what this might be about? It’s easy!
Join the International Masters in European Studies and fly to Brussels! Since 2004, the IMES programme has been training students eager to improve their knowledge of the European Union structure, functioning and policies, and to acquire practical skills and sounding understanding of the EU funding programmes. The Master participants are awarded a Diploma in EU Policy Advisory and Project Consultancy in EU funding programmes, enriching their professional profile with those competencies which are more and more required at the EU level and not only.
The added value of the Master, along with the setting in the city core of the European Union, derives from the long-lasting collaboration between the European Desk of the Belgian-Italian Chamber of Commerce and the Institute of the European Studies of the Université Catholique de Louvain-La-Neuve, one of Belgium’s and Europe’s leading universities since 1425. This partnership allows students to gain a precise and in-depth overview of the European Institutions, thanks to the expertise of the UCL, and a hands-on experience on the drafting of grants and tenders provided by the experts working on a daily base on the field of the Belgian-Italian Chamber of Commerce.
The Master with its combination between learning-by-doing and theoretic approaches is an opportunity for participants to enter the EU job market which requires proactive and well-prepared people.
During the whole Master, students are followed by experts, advisors and lobbyists working in Brussels and who share their experiences to help students to upgrade their careers and to enhance their opportunities. Furthermore, students’ communicative and interpersonal skills are tested through group-works and presentations which are keys competencies for Policy Advisors and Project Consultants. Besides, the Master gives access to a series of tools which have the main purpose of helping students to develop their attractiveness in the job market. A good instance for what has been said is the Job Link Module, a session of one-to-one meetings with a professional recruiter who will give advice to refine the students' CVs. Moreover, the Belgian-Italian Chamber of Commerce is concretely engaged in including the Master attendants in its wide network by offering them the CV Book tool.
This publication is sent to hundreds of European organizations, companies and associations in Brussels and throughout Europe and allows the employers to select the most suitable candidates for their organization.
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Interested in Refugees, Immigration and Human rights? UNHCR offers an Internship in Public Information in Rome. Check requirements and apply!
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Organization: UNHCR - United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, is one of the more embedded UN Agencies, directly involved in rescue and emergency operations all over the world.
n 1954, UNHCR won the Nobel Peace Prize for its groundbreaking work in Europe. But it was not long before we faced our next major emergency. In 1956, during the Hungarian Revolution, 200,000 fled to neighbouring Austria. Recognising the Hungarians as 'prima facie' refugees, UNHCR led efforts to resettle them. This uprising and its aftermath shaped the way humanitarian organisations would deal with refugee crises in the future. During the 1960s, the decolonisation of Africa produced the first of that continent's numerous refugee crises. We also helped uprooted people in Asia and Latin America over the following two decades. In 1981, we received a second Nobel Peace Prize for what had become worldwide assistance to refugees. The start of the 21st century has seen UNHCR help with major refugee crises in Africa , the Middle East and Asia. We have also been asked to use our expertise to help many internally displaced by conflict and expanded our role in helping stateless peaple. In some parts of the world, such as Africa and Latin America, the 1951 Refugee Convention has been strengthened by additional regional legal instruments. UNHCR now has more than 10,966 members of staff. We work in a total of 130 countries and our budget, which in its first year was USD $300,000, grew to USD $6.54 billion in 2016.
In 2015, UNHCR celebrated 65th anniversary. During lifetime, we have helped well over 50 million refugees to successfully restart their lives.
Deadline: 4 April 2018
Starting date: End of April 2018
Offer Description: This position is primarily intended to provide the Intern with the opportunity to undertake a work experience related to university studies or to possible future careers. Secondly, it is meant to provide real assistance to the Public Information Team at the UNHCR Regional Office in Rome, Italy.
Major duties and responsibilities: Major duties and responsibilities:
- Provide support to the celebrities program also by carrying out background research and reporting
- Support in the production of content on refugee stories, such as video and photo
- Research of content for social media (on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, YouTube), scheduling of content via Facebook and Hootsuite
- Update of institutional website
- Collaboration in the development and management of multimedia content
-Translations from English into Italian
- Support in the development and implementation of projects or events, in particular World Refugee Day
- The Intern will be trained and supported in his/her work
Qualifications and skills:
- University studies preferably in Communication or related areas
- Previous relevant working experience is an asset
- Ability to use Internet Explorer and Web browsing
- Familiarity with social media such as Twitter, YouTube and Facebook
- Excellent knowledge and practice in the use of MS Office
-Strong communication skills
-Flexibility and ability to work autonomously
- Excellent knowledge of English Excellent knowledge of Italian
Please quote position title in the subject line. Incomplete or late applications will not be taken into account. Acknowledgements shall only be sent to candidates short-listed for an interview.
Remunaration/Benefit: no remuneration preview, but there some benefits. The Food and Transportation Allowance will be the equivalent of 10% of the Daily Subsistence Allowance (DSA) of the duty station and be based on 30 calendar days. It must not exceed the equivalent of USD 1000 per month, normally payable in local currency. Until such date, interns will not financially remunerated by UNHCR. Costs and arrangements for travel including travel arrangements to and from the location where the internship will be carried out, visas, accommodation and living expenses are the responsibilities of interns or their sponsoring institutions.
There is no expectation of employment at the end of the internship. Interns shall not be eligible to apply for, or be appointed to, positions in UNHCR during the period of internship and for a period of six months following the end of their internship. Interns may be hired as individual contractors without a break in service, provided they have the required qualifications and professional experience.
In order to be considered eligible for an internship, the following criteria must be fulfilled: o Be a recent graduate (12 months) or current student in a graduate/undergraduate school programme from an university or higher education facility accredited by UNESCO.
Please note that candidate must have completed at least 2 years of undergraduate studies in a field relevant to the position.
An individual whose father, mother, son, daughter, brother or sister is a staff member of UNHCR, including a Temporary Appointment holder or a member of the Affiliate Workforce, is not eligible for an internship. - UNHCR interns shall accumulate 1.5 leave days per month of continuous service and may take leave following the agreement of the supervisor. In case of absence due to illness, interns shall be granted up to two days of sick leave per month of service. For sick leave of three or more consecutive work days, a medical certificate issued by a qualified medical practitioner must be produced. The manager shall inform local HR Unit/Administration about any prolonged and/or continuous sick leave of the intern. In situations when the sick leave entitlement for the entire contract period is exhausted, the internship agreement shall come to an end. - Interns will be entitled to a Food and Transportation Allowance which will be effective starting from 01/06/2018.
Internship at The Hague Conference on Private International Law
Don’t miss out on the incredible intership opportunity offered by the Hague and its International Private Law conference!
Organization/Company: With 81 Members (80 States and the European Union) representing all continents, the Hague Conference on Private International Law is a global inter-governmental organisation. A melting pot of different legal traditions, it develops and services multilateral legal instruments, which respond to global needs.
The statutory mission of the Conference is to work for the "progressive unification" of these rules. This involves finding internationally-agreed approaches to issues such as jurisdiction of the courts, applicable law, and the recognition and enforcement of judgments in a wide range of areas, from commercial law and banking law to international civil procedure and from child protection to matters of marriage and personal status.
Over the years, the Conference has, in carrying out its mission, increasingly become a centre for international judicial and administrative co-operation in the area of private law, especially in the fields of protection of the family and children, of civil procedure and commercial law.
Duty Station: The Hague, Netherlands
Open to: The Permanent Bureau of the Hague Conference on Private International Law (the Hague Conference) seeks interns who, in the context of their degree studies or their doctoral research, wish to deepen their knowledge of private international law, understand how the Hague Conference functions and provide assistance in the work of the institution.
Timeframe: As a general rule, the duration of an internship is three to six months. However, the Permanent Bureau occasionally seeks candidates for shorter Internships; these missions de stage are devoted to a very precise task that can be completed quickly.
Deadline: Not specified but all candidates should send the documentation and submit the application preferably six months prior to the desired starting date.
Description: Interns are required to:
Qualifications: The intern should speak at least one of the two official languages of the Conference, French and English. Knowledge of other languages is an asset.
Required documents: Any person interested in an internship at the Hague Conference should submit the following documentation:
- a curriculum vitae
- a letter of motivation
- a description of courses followed
- a transcript of academic records
- one or more academic references
- writing sample (an excerpt of any of your academic writings in English or French)
How to apply:
Wage/fees: Internships offered by the Permanent Bureau are not remunerated. The intern must meet all his or her own expenses during his or her stay in The Hague and pay travel costs.
Useful links: link all’offerta
Hague Conference on Private International Law
2517 JW THE HAGUE
Fax: +31 (0)70 360 4867
Edited by Christopher Allevi
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The Wilfried Martens Centre for European Studies offers internships of three to six months for university graduates and young researchers from Europe and world-wide. What are you waiting for?
Organization: The Wilfried Martens Centre for European Studies is the official think tank of the European People’s Party. Through its work, it inspires ideas for action and shape responses to European challenges. During testing times for Europe, they believe these challenges deserve the best of their intellectual efforts and that is why they aim to be a leading and innovative catalyst of centre-right ideas and thinking
Duty Station: Brussels, Belgium
Open to: University graduates and young researchers
Timeframe: 3-6 months. Internships are granted depending on demand throughout the year.
Deadline: None – Applications accepted on a rolling basis
Job description: The internship programme is intended to provide the trainees with the opportunity to deepen their knowledge of European affairs and to have close insights into the daily work of the European institutions in Brussels. Therefore, it constitutes an excellent experience for young graduates aspiring to pursue a career in the area of European politics and related fields. The added value of an internship with the Wilfried Martens Centre for European Studies is the possibility to be involved in political activities and in the creation of new policy concepts at the European level. As the Centre is a young and evolving organization, the traineeship gives a unique opportunity for the trainees to test their capacities and to see their ideas have a real impact in a dynamic environment.
The internship is focused on immersing the successful candidates in the short-term and long-term policy research and other activities of the Centre: organizing meetings and conferences, preparing reports and analysis, editing publications including the “European View”, updating the website, blog and databases, communicating with the European People’s Party in policy research and other activities, and liaising with officials from the European Institutions
- University degree
- Academic background in European affairs and related fields and good knowledge of European politics
- Fluency in English
- Computer and internet literate
- Additional educational qualifications, experience in policy research and adequate knowledge of one or two more languages are considered assets
Wage/fees: Internships are remunerated on a level comparable to the internship programmes offered at the European institutions
Please note that due to the high number of applications we receive, only candidates short-listed for interviews will be contacted
0032 (0) 2 300 80 04
20 Rue du Commerce, 1000 Brussels, Belgium
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Edited by Tatiana Camerota
Are you creative and interested in fighting violence against women? Say no! Stop Violence Against Women video Competition is waiting for your contribution! Take part and meet European Commission in Bruxelles!
Organization: European Commission is the main decisional institution in European Union system, proposing legislative initiatives, supporting decision process, contribuiting to steer policy making process over oll EU member States.
As part of its NON.NO.NEIN. Say No! Stop Violence against Women campaign, the European Commission in cooperation with Edcom is launching a competition inviting young professionals and students in creative schools to pitch a concept for an awareness raising video to be used on social media.
Closing date: 10 February 2018, winners announced on 8th March 2018
Open to: professionals and students from creative schools
Violence against women is a form of abuse that takes place at all levels of society and in all EU countries. Often, people in the vicinity remain inactive. Targeting these bystanders, the short video should raise awareness of violence against women and encourage people to speak out against it. The production language is English.
The winning entry will be awarded a trip to Brussels (flights and subsistence costs included for up to 4 persons). They will be invited to meet the European Commission team working on gender equality to discuss the project, visit the EU institutions and get a taste of the great cultural scene in the city (details to be confirmed). The prize cannot be exchanged for a financial compensation
Interested in migration, human rights and social research? apply to this position with Impact Initiative!
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Organization: IMPACT Initiatives is a humanitarian think tank, based in Geneva, Switzerland. The organisation manages several initiatives, including the REACH Initiative, which was created in 2010 to facilitate the development of information tools and products that enhance the capacity of aid actors to make evidence - based decisions in emergency, recovery and development contexts. The IMPACT team comprises specialists in data collection, management and analysis, GIS and remote - sensing
Duty Station: Palermo
When: 12th February 2018
open to: individuals with possesing requirements
Job description: Reporting to the Field Manager in Palermo, the Data collector will be responsible for the implementation of REACH’s data collection in the field. The role will entail going to migrant reception centres and interviewing child and youth migrants on the basis of predefined questionnaires. Interviews may take the form of one-by-one questionnaires on mobile phone devices (provided). Extensive training on these data collection methods will be provided, however, after initial supervision and guidance, prospective candidates must feel confident to go to migrant centres alone. This role requires strong interpersonal skills, as data collectors will be required to approach children and teenagers for interview who may be in a very tense environment. For this reason, preference will be given to candidates who can demonstrate previous experience of working with children and/or teenagers in difficult environments. Further, the role requires solid negotiation skills in negotiating access and maintaining good working relationships with reception centre authorities (data collectors will be supported in gaining formal authorisation to enter the centres). The office of the organisation will be located in Palermo, Italy, however, Data collectors are required to be available for quick deployment all over Sicily. As such, Data collectors should be available to travel upon request; any car travel will be reimbursed.
The Data collector will be responsible for:
1) Primary data collection
- Conduct face to face interviews with children/youth in reception centres
- Ensure anonymity of respondents and develop relationship of trust and safe space during data collection exercise with respondents
- Accurate recording of data collected
- Provide daily feedback to the Field Manager regarding any challenges faced during data collection (incl. tool development, stakeholder and respondent management)
- Ensure prompt transcript of the notes and accuracy of the data collected
- Be available to follow up on missing/incongruent information, as required
2) Representation of the organisation
- Liaise and maintain good relationships with the management of migration centres to ensure access
- Develop good relationships with members of the migrant community
- Working knowledge of Italian
- Fluency in at least two of the following languages: English, French, Arabic.
- Strong representation and interpersonal skills
- Attention to detail
- Previous experience working with children/teenagers
- Ability to operate in a cross - cultural environment requiring flexibility
- Drivers licence and confidence to drive alone in the city & countryside
- Availability to travel across Sicily on a regular basis
- Ability to work independently and confidence to go alone to migrant reception centres
- Computer literacy to be able to work on smart phone based data collection applications
- Valid work permit
- Demonstrated interest in quantitative and/or qualitative research skills
- Previous work experience in migration, ideally, in the refugee crisis response either as part of an NGO
- Previous work experience in counselling and education projects with children
Further information: Data collectors should be available to travel upon request; any car travel will be reimbursed.
The selected candidate will be legally contracted by IMPACT in-country implementing partner
Il Carriere Internazionali in Tour per la sua ottava tappa torna ospite dell'Università degli Studi di Bari.
Il tema di questo incontro riservato a studenti e neo-laureati è: Una Carriera Internazionale: Come fare? Strumenti e Opportunità
Il Carriere Internazionali in Tour sta viaggiando in queste settimane nelle principali università d’Italia per orientare tutti gli studenti che vorrebbero iniziare una carriera internazionale. Durante il tour gli studenti hanno la possibilità di conoscere le concrete opportunità di accesso all’ambito mondo delle carriere internazionali, incontrando da vicino figure diplomatiche e rappresentanti di grandi organizzazioni internazionali. Iscriviti qui!
L'ottava tappa si svolgerà il 6 Dicembre presso la sala 1 del Polifunzionale Studenti Ex Palazzo delle Poste-nei pressi del Palazzo Ateneo in Via Nicolai
L’evento sarà occasione per presentare il Festival delle Carriere Internazionali.
All'evento del 6 dicembre novembre sarà possibile reperire informazioni in più sul Festival e sui progetti che ne fanno parte ovvero RomeMUN – Rome Business Game – Rome Press Game – International Careers Course, nonché sul bando per 250 borse di studio disponibili per la partecipazione.
La partecipazione all’evento è gratuita previa registrazione. Per iscriversi a questa tappa o alle successive si prega di compilare questo form
L’evento si svolgerà secondo il seguente programma:
Una Carriera Internazionale: Come fare? Strumenti e Opportunità
06 dicembre 2017 ore 14.00 Università degli Studi di Bari
Sala 1 – Polifunzionale Studenti – Piazza Cesare Battisti
14:00 Registrazione dei partecipanti
14:30 Rettore Antonio Felice Uricchio - Università degli Studi di Bari - Saluti Istituzionali
14:45 Dott. ssa Daniela Conte – Presidente Giovani nel Mondo – Il Festival delle Carriere Internazionali
15:00 LIDL Graduate Programme -Generazione Talenti – Lavorare per una multinazionale – Opportunità e competenze richieste
15:30 Luciano Nieddu – UNINT – Le competenze richieste per una carriera internazionale
16:00 Francesco Celentano - Segretario Alumni UniBA - Come prepararsi per una carriera all'estero
16:30 Emanuela De Luca e Regina D’Acquaviva - Wall Street English – Gli Strumenti per riuscire all'estero: le lingue
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In occasione della Giornata Internazionale delle Bambine lo scorso 11 ottobre, ONE ha pubblicato un nuovo rapporto che rivela che il paese dove è più difficile per una bambina andare a scuola è il Sud Sudan, seguito dalla Repubblica Centrafricana e dal Niger. Dall’indagine ONE dei “Paesi in cui è più difficile per le bambine ricevere un’istruzione” emerge che tra i primi dieci paesi nei quali le bambine non hanno accesso ad un’istruzione che potrebbe contribuire alla loro emancipazione e a combattere la povertà, nove si trovano sul continente africano e sono tutti Stati estremamente vulnerabili.
ONE è un’organizzazione internazionale sostenuta da oltre 8 milioni di persone, delle quali 70,000 in Italia, che opera con campagne e attività di sensibilizzazione per combattere la povertà estrema e le malattie prevenibili. Apolitica, ONE mira a sensibilizzare l’opinione pubblica e a lavorare di concerto con i leader politici per combattere l’AIDS e le malattie prevenibili, aumentare gli investimenti per l’agricoltura e l’alimentazione e chiedere ai governi maggiore trasparenza nei programmi di lotta alla povertà.
Il rapporto, unico nel suo genere, evidenzia inoltre alcuni dei molteplici ostacoli che ancora impediscono alle bambine di accedere ad un’educazione di qualità. Nel Sud Sudan, il 73% delle bambine di età compresa tra 6 e 11 anni non frequenta la scuola, mentre nella Repubblica Centrafricana si conta un insegnante ogni 80 studenti.
Gayle Smith, Presidente e CEO di ONE, ha dichiarato: “A oltre 130 milioni di bambine e ragazze viene ancora negato l’accesso all’istruzione e questo significa che il mondo rischia di non poter contare sulla leadership di oltre 130 milioni di potenziali ingegneri, imprenditrici, insegnanti e donne impegnate in politica. Siamo di fronte ad una vera e propria emergenza mondiale destinata a perpetuare le condizioni di povertà.”
“Sul continente africano, oggi, milioni di bambine e ragazze non sono andate a scuola oppure hanno dovuto camminare per ore, in condizioni spesso pericolose, per poterci andare o sono rimaste in classe senza un insegnante o senza libri di testo. Non si tratta solo di aumentare il numero delle bambine che frequentano la scuola, bisogna pensare alle donne che diventeranno: istruite, con un buon livello di autonomia e un lavoro.”
La graduatoria è stata compilata in base ad una serie di dati globali relativi a undici fattori che riflettono l’esperienza scolastica delle bambine, quali i tassi di completamento dei cicli scolastici, il grado di alfabetizzazione della popolazione femminile e il rapporto numerico allievi/insegnante. Non è stato possibile inserire nella lista alcuni paesi, tra cui Somalia e Siria, poiché per alcuni di essi non erano disponibili dati sufficienti relativi alla popolazione scolastica femminile.
Il prossimo febbraio i Grandi della Terra, tra cui il governo italiano, saranno invitati a rifinanziare il Partenariato mondiale per l’Istruzione (Global Partnership for Education), un fondo internazionale che promuove l’istruzione nei paesi in via di sviluppo.
Gayle Smith ha quindi concluso: “Nel 2018 i leader avranno l’opportunità di segnare una svolta decisiva nell’emergenza educativa delle bambine, iniziando col finanziare integralmente il Partenariato mondiale per l’Istruzione. Si tratta di una crisi globale che richiede una risposta urgente.”
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Il tuo sogno è intraprendere una carriera lavorativa all’estero? Per farlo l’inglese è un alleato fondamentale e imprescindibile, sia nella lettera di presentazione con curriculum, sia durante la fase di colloquio.
Sostenere un colloquio di lavoro è sempre una fonte di stress dal momento che si desidera fare una buona impressione, esprimersi in maniera corretta e fornire informazioni interessanti. Quando il colloquio da sostenere è in lingua le difficoltà tendono ad aumentare. Per questo motivo è bene mantenere la calma e la lucidità necessarie ad affrontare serenamente la situazione ed arrivare preparati, per limitare eventuali errori.
Una preparazione efficace infatti può essere la chiave di successo per ottenere la posizione ambita perché, grazie all’esercizio, permette di acquisire disinvoltura espressiva.
Ecco una traccia di domande e frasi consigliate per simulare l’intervista:
Tell me about yourself: è la domanda utilizzata più frequentemente all’inizio del colloquio per conoscere meglio il candidato. Puoi descriverti fornendo informazioni personali riguardanti la tua storia, il tuo percorso di studi e integrarle con dettagli sui tuoi interessi e obiettivi. Per iniziare il discorso utilizza frasi come:
- I attended the University of …/I’ve just graduated from the University of …
- I have worked for 7 years as a …
- I have worked for various companies including …
Why are you interested in working at…?: nel corso del colloquio probabilmente ti verrà chiesta la ragione del tuo interesse per la posizione lavorativa offerta. Le tue risposte dovrebbero includere le motivazioni che ti hanno portato ad inviare il curriculum o a rispondere alla candidatura. Puoi strutturare la risposta utilizzando i seguenti esempi:
- I want to take on more responsibility…
- In line with my qualifications……
- I am convinced that /the name of the firm/ are becoming one of the market leaders
- I am impressed by the quality of your products
Why should we hire you?: il tuo potenziale datore di lavoro vorrà capire perché dovrebbe assumerti, cercherà di intuire se sei veramente adatto alla posizione offerta e quindi potrebbe chiederti: “Why should we give you the job?”. Con una risposta valida ed efficace devi riuscire a convincere il recruiter:
- I’m a perfect fit for this job because …
- I should be hired because I’m …
- I think I am a great match for this position.
Explain your strengths: i tuoi punti di forza e le tue abilità possono rappresentare un valore aggiunto per l’azienda, per questo motivo l’interlocutore può essere interessato a conoscere le qualità che ti caratterizzano. Ricorda di contestualizzare e motivare le risposte, anche con esempi:
- I believe my strongest trait is my attention to details
- I pay close attention to my customer’s needs
- I’m good at multitasking / I’m good at problem solving
- I have very good time management skills
Describe your weaknesses: il recruiter, per conoscere meglio la persona che ha davanti, la sua onestà e i suoi limiti, potrebbe anche domandare quali sono i tuoi difetti e i tuoi punti di debolezza. Anche se può sembrare controproducente, tuttavia non è così. Per iniziare, prendi spunto da una di queste frasi:
- I always try to solve my own problems instead of asking a colleague who might know the answer.
- I become nervous when ….
- Sometimes I have trouble delegating duties to others.
What experience have you had?: è importante per il potenziale datore di lavoro sapere quali sono le tue esperienze lavorative precedenti, per conoscere il tipo di mansioni svolte e le competenze da te acquisite e in che modo queste potrebbero integrarsi con la nuova posizione. In altri casi invece l’interlocutore potrebbe essere curioso di scoprire per quale motivo vuoi cominciare o abbandonare una carriera in un certo ambito. Alla domanda: “Tell me about your professional background” potresti rispondere:
- I have four years of experience as…
- I have worked in retail for six years and was promoted to manager in my second year
- I worked for XX as…
Where do you see yourself in 10 years?: questa domanda è utile per conoscere le tue prospettive future e i tuoi progetti. Chiedere di immaginarsi negli anni a venire permette infatti di scoprire le aspettative di una persona, personali e lavorative, per riuscire a comprenderla meglio. Talvolta può imbarazzare perché si tratta di un tipo di domanda più personale, tuttavia può servire a intuire la reale motivazione del candidato, la sua lungimiranza e i suoi obiettivi di crescita. Potrebbe quindi chiederti -“What are your career goals? / What would you do in your first 3-4 months here? / What would your first 30 days look like in this job?”:
- I’m looking to improve my skills as….
- I want to boost my career
Is there anything else you’d like to discuss?: al termine del colloquio solitamente viene lasciato lo spazio per eventuali domande che il candidato desidera porre. Per questo motivo, pensando al possibile svolgimento del colloquio, se necessiti di maggiori informazioni riguardo alla posizione che ti piacerebbe ottenere, prepararti un paio di domande a riguardo: “Could you please tell me how soon do you expect to make a decision? / Do you have a training and development program? / May I ask you what is the salary for this position? ” -.
Se desideri candidarti per una posizione lavorativa all’estero è necessario esercitarsi al meglio per superare tutte le insicurezze, perché un linguaggio appropriato e un inglese agile e scorrevole può davvero fare la differenza. Prima di partire in cerca di lavoro un valido aiuto può essere un corso d’inglese focalizzato sugli obiettivi desiderati o un corso che ti permetta di acquisire una certa padronanza del business english, per prepararsi ad affrontare ogni situazione lavorativa. Prova a valutare il tuo business english con un test online per fare la scelta migliore per il tuo futuro!
Alissa, a student from USA, chose GESAM Master to give a boost to her career. Here she tells us her experience and the raisons why she chose Cà Foscari University and Venice.
1) Why did you choose the GESAM Master?
As a student from the United States, I am constantly asked as to why I chose to move to Italy and participate in this Master. I chose to apply for the GESAM program for many reasons! The main reason I chose this program is because it is structured very different from more 'traditional' masters and I loved the fact that it combined intensive lectures and classwork with a study period at the ILO and included an internship which provides students with valuable work experience. I also chose this program as it is a great fit for my professional goals and previous experience. My undergraduate degree was in Business Administration with a focus on marketing and human resources. I have always wanted to pursue an international career and am also interested in public policy and the NGO sector. Therefore, I feel that the competences I have gained through this program along with my previous knowledge and experience has provided me a solid foundation to progress my career. Of course, I cannot forget to mention the amazing opportunity to live in Venice - one of the most beautiful cities in the world!
2) The Master GESAM faculty is composed of university professors, experts from NGO’s and both National and International Institutions, along with experts in social, economic and law fields.
Could you please share with us the best souvenir of your education received in the classroom?
I believe that the intensive classroom section of GESAM is structured really well and provides students with in-depth knowledge of a variety of fields and specializations. Everyday I learned something new from the professors and experts and found a new topic that sparked intrigue. Additionally, I greatly enjoyed learning about these topics in both a theoretical and practical manner as it provided insight into what a career in this arena would look like. It is difficult to name a single part that was my favorite as I feel that each session offered students something new, and therefore was able to sort of provide an education that fit each of our individual interests.
3) How has the Summer School experience in Geneva been?
The opportunity to attend lectures from officials at the International Labour Organization was incredible. It was a more in-depth time to learn about, not only the amazing work performed by such an important worldwide organization, but also to learn about topics in a very practical way that can easily be applied to my future career. The time in Geneva is also spent learning about and touring the United Nations and the World Trade Organization, further enhancing the knowledge learned during the classroom period. Also, the summer school allows the chance to experience life in one of the most international cities in the world and the chance to reunite with your classmates! This is obviously a top highlight of the GESAM program!
4) GESAM offers to student the possibility to do an internship in different realities, in Italy or abroad, in NGOs, Research Centers, Enterprises, Banks, and Institutions, thus building a personalized proposal for each student. How is / has been your internship experience?
I am currently interning for an organization in Bergamo, Italy called ADAPT - Association for International and Comparative Studies in Labour and Industrial Relations. This has been a perfect fit! I was interested in the association initially because I would like to pursue a career in public policy and social research through a non-profit or NGO and that is precisely what the organization focuses on. My time at ADAPT has been spent working on various projects including writing book reviews, researching for article contributions to the bi-weekly bulletin, proofreading and editing journal articles, and assisting with the yearly international conference. I have even had the opportunity to publish my very own work that was distributed in the bi-weekly international bulletin! The internship has increased my interests in subjects I previously did not have much knowledge on and provided with me international work experience - two crucial things for beginning an international career.
5) To whom would you suggest the enrollment to GESAM Master?
I believe that the GESAM program would suit a variety of students. I would say that any prior knowledge of the field of law would greatly benefit students as that is an important focus of the program; however, as someone who previously had little law exposure, the professors were able to explain the topics in an understandable way. I think that this master would be best for those with previous work experience as the topics are varied and can suit many passions and experiences while building on top of previous competences. Of course, anyone with a desire to begin an international career focusing on human rights, law, global institutions and corporations, or international relations would greatly benefit from this program.